Hōkai tū tapuwae ki runga o Putauaki raua ko Taiarahia oku maunga whakahirahira
E rere ana ngā awa o Rangitaiki me Ohinemataroa ngā wai tuku kiri, tuku kōrero, tuku wairua ki te moana uriuri kei waho ra
Kia tū tangata whenua ahau ki oku marae ko Kokohinau raua ko Ngāhina
Ko Mataatua toku waka
Ko Ngāti Awa ki Rangitaiki raua ko Tuhoe oku iwi
Ko Te Pahipoto raua ko Ngati Tāwhaki oku hapu
Ko Stephani Preston toku ingoa
Ko au te Tai Tuara o Te Kura o te Raki.
Kia ora, I am Stephani Preston and I am the Assistant Principal and Senior Leader of Yr 5 and 6. My role in our kura is centred around the senior school – leading a team of 5 amazing kaiako passionate about creating positive outcomes for their akonga. I am also responsible for identifying Gifted and Talented students and catering to the needs of students needing extension in maths and writing. My biggest passion is Te Reo me ona Tikanga. We are developing in our kura a culture of Te Reo that is becoming more normalised. Whether it is through waiata, karakia, wā mihi or pūrakau; our tamariki are exposed to opportunities to speak Te Reo. The introduction of Aotearoa NZ Histories has provided us with a platform to build a localised curriculum and engage our community back into our kura. We look forward to seeing this curriculum being explored!
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi
Engari he toa takitini
Success is not the work of one
But the work of many
Tokoroa North School
Together we learn for life - Ako ngatahi ki te ora